Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez is currently Interim Associate Vice President of Student Success at CSU Dominguez Hills, where she administers EOP, Summer Bridge, the Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience, the Career Center, & Supplemental Instruction. Dr. Oliverez is also currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Masters of College Counseling program at CSUDH. She has held positions as a K-12 teacher, educational researcher, and trainer for counselors, advisors, and other professionals on best practices for supporting student success. Dr. Oliverez has spent the last 16 years working with underrepresented students, including undocumented students and is passionate about ensuring that all students have access to quality K-12 education and the preparation, guidance, and support to successfully pursue their college and career aspirations. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Counseling from CSU Long Beach, and a B.A. in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz.
With the recent campaign and election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has come a great deal of anti-immigrant rhetoric and behavior. Threats to heighten immigration enforcement, end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and increase the number of deportations have left undocumented students and their families across the country increasingly anxious and fearful for the immediate safety, as well as about what the future holds. Now, more than ever, undocumented students and their families need support from educators, counselors, and administrators.
Based on personal experience and extensive research and collaboration with local, state, and national advocacy groups, this webinar by expert speaker Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez will offer you practical recommendations to support and create safe spaces for undocumented students and families on your campus and in your community.
Dr. Oliverez will share information on how relevant state and federal policies apply to your campus and students, as well as steps you can take to provide financial, legal, educational, and mental health support to undocumented students and families. In doing so, she will also share knowledge gained from first-hand experience working directly with undocumented student leaders and their campus and community allies. Guidance on how to ensure that other professionals on your campus and in your community are well-informed about what they can do to support undocumented students and families will also be provided.
Why should you attend?
As the national climate around undocumented immigrants and immigration continue to shift under a Trump presidency, it is critical that higher education professionals are informed about how state and federal policies impact undocumented students in their state and on their campus, as well as steps they can take to support the undocumented students and families in their community.
In this webinar you will be provided with up-to-date information about the policies that impact undocumented students in their area so they are better-able to provide them with educational, financial, legal, and mental health services to ensure their success and support the creation of a safe campus environment with a network of supportive professional and student allies.
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